Scrip is a term that means "substitute money".
When BARC members purchase scrip, they're purchasing gift cards that are used just like cash. The scrip is issued by the national and local retailers where many BARC members already shop. These merchants want to support non-profit organizations, and in return ask you to support them by shopping with scrip at their stores. BARC members can use scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and other essentials, and with every purchase, they earn revenue for your organization.
How scrip generates revenue for BARC.
The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on behalf of BARC, as well as other non-profit organizations to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores, department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer a substantial discount. BARC buys the scrip from Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the certificates to BARC members for full face value. The bulk of the discount - from two to fifteen percent or more - is retained by BARC as revenue.
Scrip is "shopping cart fundraising".
The reason for the effectiveness of scrip is simple: families generate revenue through purchases they would make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, even gasoline can be purchased with scrip. An organization of 150 families easily spends between one and two million dollars per year on food, clothing and other essentials. If these families use scrip for these purchases, they can raise as much as $40,000 to $80,000 per year for their organization --without spending an additional penny.
Retailers like Scrip, too.
Families who purchase scrip certificates actively support the retailers who participate in this program. The reason is simple... they know that buying from a scrip participating retailer provides a steady source of revenue for their non-profit organization.
There are two ways to purchase BARC scrip. First, you can sign up for an account to place your BARC scrip order(s) online at www.shopwithscrip.com
. Click on "Family Sign Up" in the green box on the left-side of the page, and fill out the registration. BARC's non-profit enrollment code is A9CAB9E221919. This way will allow you to place scrip orders online anytime. Or, you can e-mail Brynann Wetzel, our scrip coordinator, at PR@azbarc.com
to place your order via e-mail. Payment for both methods will need to be made by check addressed to BARC and sent to Brynann Wetzel at 925 E. San Carlos Way, Chandler, AZ 85249. Brynann will then e-mail or call you to arrange the delivery of your scrip. Thank you for helping BARC raise money for our cause!
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